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Chicago archdiocese settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 million

May. 17, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a man who alleged that he was sexually abused when he was 12 years old by a defrocked priest who was convicted of sexually abusing several boys, the man's attorney announced on Tuesday. The settlement of...

Abortion resistance braces for demands of a post-Roe future

May. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

The day’s first caller begged for help to cross state lines and end her pregnancy. “Please,” the woman from Texas said in her voicemail. “Anything would be greatly appreciated.” Three states away, in southern Illinois, Alison Dreith heard the plea and ground a toothpick...

Brian Reese rejoins Monmouth coaching staff under King Rice

May. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice. The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July,...

Slonina, viewed as US future keeper, listed on Poland roster

May. 17, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

The Chicago Fire's Gabriel Slonina, an 18-year-old viewed as a goalkeeper of the future for the U.S. national team, was listed on Poland's 39-man roster announced by coach Czesław Michniewicz on Tuesday ahead of four Nations League matches next month. Slonina, who turned 18 on...

Suburban Chicago boy, 3, struck and killed by school bus

May. 17, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

CARY, Ill. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus in north suburban Chicago while playing outside, police said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by the bus about 3:30 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Chief Scott Naydenoff with Cary police....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 17, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. May 13, 2022. Editorial: For the sake of Ta’Naja Barnes, Gov. Pritzker must take a hard look at DCFS leadership Illinois was supposed to learn its lesson from the brief, tragic life of Ta’Naja Barnes. She was just 2 years old when she was found...

Robert powers White Sox past Royals in 10 after Cueto's gem

May. 17, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after Johnny Cueto's impressive Chicago debut, and the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Monday night in the opener of a five-game series. Yasmani Grandal also had a two-run shot for the...

Contreras hits 1st-inning slam, Cubs beat Pirates 9-0

May. 16, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras led off with a double and became a rare leadoff hitter with a first-inning grand slam as the Chicago Cubs burst to an eight-run lead and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0 on Monday night. Contreras became the 10th leadoff hitter since 1901 with a...

Love of hockey sends Greenberg from Cubs to Blackhawks

May. 16, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Greenberg grew up watching Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played hockey all the way through the club level at the University of Pennsylvania. It's that love for the sport that prompted Greenberg to take on a unique challenge. After...

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near 'Bean' sculpture

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A clampdown on Chicago teens’ access to a popular downtown park and an earlier weekend curfew following the fatal shooting of a teenager has revived longstanding accusations that City Hall cares more about the city’s sparkling lakefront and downtown over neighborhoods where...